The story behind 'Cedric the Entertainer'

- Cedric the Entertainer is a very busy actor and comedian. When he's not shooting the hit series, Soul Man, he's on the road doing stand-up comedy or filming a new movie. It's that multi-faceted aspect about him that lead to his moniker, 'the entertainer.'

"Back in the day, I was popular in St. Louis. The guy was introducing all the comedians. I would do songs, poems, everything, to fill up my time. I told the guy to not just call me a comedian but 'the entertainer.'  I had a great show and he called me Cedric the Entertainer after that," said Cedric.

With his popularity still soaring, Cedric is gearing up for more 'Soul Man' and a return to the 'Barber Shop' franchise.

“I’ll do Soul Man.  I begin shooting the fifth season Thursday. We’ve got Barber Shop 3 coming out next year, I just try to map out the year and have fun. The only thing that overlaps is the live performances,” said Cedric.

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